Australia Day flight sales 2021

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Airlines like Jetstar regularly host domestic flight sales around Australia Day, and in 2021 we're backing some great bargains on the day.

In the past, the likes of Etihad and Qatar have offered sales and are also ones to look out for.

If you can't wait until 26 January, skip down to our list of flight deals that are ripe for picking right now.

Flight deals available right now

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Australia-wide flights from $69 each way

Verified Today Expires 30 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August 2021 - March 2022 to Hobart, Launceston, Darwin, Adelaide, Perth, Alice Springs, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar.
Deal

Rex Airlines sale: Flights between Sydney and Melbourne from $39

Verified 2 days ago Expires 28 Aug 2021
Available on select flight dates until December 2021.
Deal

Flights within Australia from $33 each way

Verified 3 days ago Expires 16 Aug 2021
Available on select flight dates from July 2021 - March 2022. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Launceston, Newcastle, Ballina, Brisbane and more.
Deal

Domestic flights from $39 each way

Verified 3 days ago Expires 16 Aug 2021
Available on Australia flights until December 2021. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cairns, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Qantas sale: Flights from $99 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 9 Aug 2021
Available on Australia flights from September 2021 - July 2022 including Sydney, Perth, Broome, Canberra, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Launceston-Melbourne.
Deal

Australia-wide flights from $58 return

Verified 3 days ago Expires 16 Aug 2021
Available on flights until December 2021 to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Launceston and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $316 return

Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - November 2021 to Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar.
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Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on flights from 13 July 2021 - 31 March 2022 to Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Domestic flights from $59 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on Australia flights from July - September 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

Flights between Sydney and Melbourne from $39 each way

Expires 28 Aug 2021
Available on Rex Airline select flights in 2021.
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Extra 15% off Express Deals

Verified Today Expires 9 Aug 2021
Available on all travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Las Vegas, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney and more. Discount capped at $50. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Fiji Airways flights from $621 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 18 Aug 2021
Available on flights from October 2021 - April 2022. Sample fare is Brisbane-Nadi. Other flights depart from Sydney, Melbourne and more.
Code

Up to USD$15 off booking fees

Verified Yesterday Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on all travel dates for up to 3 travelers when you use the code. Destination includes USA. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Alice Springs flights from $314 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 17 Aug 2021
Available on flights August - November 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas. Other flights depart from Adelaide, Melbourne and more.
Deal

Europe flights from $1,251 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 24 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates September 2021 - May 2022. Destinations include London, Rome, Athens and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Paris.

*Note, the prices may fluctuate based on the dates you're choosing and where your booking is processed.

Frequently asked questions about Australia Day flight deals

How can I secure a good flight deal on Australia Day?

Be flexible with dates. Flight sales are often offered for specific time periods and you're likely to find the cheapest fares for a mid-week, early morning departure.

Avoid adding additional luggage and in-flight meals. If you find a good deal via a budget airline, it's worth weighing up whether the cost of additional baggage and meals is worth the extra dollars. A way around this is to pack light and bring your own snacks along for the journey.

Fly outside of peak periods. Flying during seasonal periods such as Christmas, Easter and the school holidays will likely put a bigger dent in your wallet compared to if you were flying outside of peak periods. You're more likely to score a good deal when flying during off-peak periods.

Set up a price alert. Skyscanner and Kayak allow you to set up a price alert for specific destinations. They'll shoot you an email alert if your selected route drops in price.

What should I know about booking flights during COVID-19?

Due to COVID-19, you may have some hesitations when booking flights. On the bright side, airlines have been adapting to changes and updating their policies to ensure travellers can still fly with confidence. Here are some things to consider when booking flights:

Flying with border restrictions. Some airlines still have flights to and from cities and countries with border restrictions. Although international travel is currently banned for Australians, you can take your chances and book flights. Be sure to consider booking fares with flexibility in case your travel plans can't go ahead.

Flexible bookings. Many airlines are now offering flexibility for travellers who may be affected by border closures. Be sure to check if you're eligible for fee-free changes, such as a date change or free cancellation with either a flight credit or refund.

Wearing a mask. Wearing a mask is now mandatory on domestic Australian flights. Some airlines are providing flyers with a hygiene pack including antibacterial wipes and a mask. It's important to wear a mask as you board your flight, so don't risk waiting to see if a mask is provided once you get to your assigned seat.

Pre-departure declaration forms. Before booking, be sure to check if you need to fill out a pre-departure declaration form before arriving at your destination. Depending on current border restrictions and if you've recently visited a hotspot, you may be denied boarding.

Limited contact during check-in, bag drop and service. To reduce the level of contact between travellers and staff, airlines are allowing travellers to check in online or via an airline's app. If you run into any issues while checking in, there will still be staff available to assist in person. Some high-touch surfaces, such as entertainment and magazines, may be removed. Additionally, prepared meals may not be available on your flight.

Travel insurance. You won't be covered for COVID-related claims domestically or internationally, but you will still be covered for theft, injuries and accidents. Travel insurance can be purchased for both domestic and international trips.

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